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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)


Noun roast has 2 senses

Verb roast has 2 senses

Adjective roast has 1 sense


roastv. t. [OE. rosten, OF. rostir, F. rôtir; of German origin; cf. OHG. r, G. rösten, fr. OHG. r, r, gridiron, G. rost; cf. AS. hyrstan to roast.].
  •  To cook by exposure to radiant heat before a fire; as, to roast meat on a spit, or in an oven open toward the fire and having reflecting surfaces within; also, to cook in a close oven.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cook by surrounding with hot embers, ashes, sand, etc.; as, to roast a potato in ashes.  [1913 Webster]
    "In eggs boiled and roasted there is scarce difference to be discerned."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To dry and parch by exposure to heat; as, to roast coffee; to roast chestnuts, or peanuts.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Hence, to heat to excess; to heat violently; to burn.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To dissipate by heat the volatile parts of, as ores.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To banter severely.  Atterbury.  [1913 Webster]
roastv. i. 
  •  To cook meat, fish, etc., by heat, as before the fire or in an oven.  [1913 Webster]
    "He could roast, and seethe, and broil, and fry."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To undergo the process of being roasted.  [1913 Webster]
     That which is roasted; a piece of meat which has been roasted, or is suitable for being roasted.  [1913 Webster]
    "A fat swan loved he best of any roost [roast]."  [1913 Webster]
To rule the roast, to be at the head of affairs. “The new-made duke that rules the roast.”
roasta. [For roasted.].
     Roasted; as, roast beef.  [1913 Webster]


roast, v., adj., & n.
1 tr. a cook (food, esp. meat) in an oven or by exposure to open heat. b heat (coffee beans) before grinding.
2 tr. heat (the ore of metal) in a furnace.
3 tr. a expose (a torture victim) to fire or great heat. b tr. & refl. expose (oneself or part of oneself) to warmth.
4 tr. criticize severely, denounce.
5 intr. undergo roasting.
--attrib.adj. (of meat or a potato, chestnut, etc.) roasted.
1 a roast meat. b a dish of this. c a piece of meat for roasting.
2 the process of roasting.
3 US a party where roasted food is eaten.

ME f. OF rost, rostir, f. Gmc



Chateaubriand, aspic, assail, attack, bake, baked, banter, barbecue, baste, be in heat, blade roast, blanch, blaze, blister, bloom, boil, boiled, boiled meat, bouilli, braise, braised, breast, brew, brisket, broil, broiled, brown, browned, burn, casserole, castigate, chaff, choke, chuck, chuck roast, civet, clod, coddle, coddled, cold cuts, combust, cook, cooked, course, cover, cross-examine, cross-interrogate, cross-question, culinary masterpiece, culinary preparation, curried, curry, deride, devil, deviled, dish, do, do to perfection, entree, excoriate, extract information, filet mignon, fire, fired, flame, flame up, flank, flare, flare up, flay, flesh, flicker, flush, forcemeat, fricassee, fricasseed, fried, frizz, frizzle, fry, fustigate, game, gasp, glow, go over, griddle, grill, grilled, grin at, hachis, hash, haze, heat, heated, hold in derision, incandesce, inquisition, jape, jerky, jest, jive, joint, joke, jolly, josh, jugged hare, kid, knuckle, lash, laugh at, laugh to scorn, loin, main dish, make fun of, make game of, make inquisition, make merry with, meat, melt, menue viande, mince, needle, oven-bake, oven-baked, pan, pan-broil, pan-broiled, pant, parboil, parboiled, parch, pemmican, pillory, plate, plate piece, poach, poached, point at, poke fun at, pot roast, prepare, prepare food, pry out, put on, put one on, rack, radiate heat, rag, rally, razz, rib, rib roast, ribs, ride, ridicule, roasted, rolled roast, round, rump, rump roast, saddle, sausage meat, saute, sauteed, scald, scallop, scalloped, scarify, scathe, scorch, score, scrapple, sear, seared, seethe, shank, shimmer with heat, shirr, shirred, short ribs, shoulder, shoulder clod, side dish, simmer, sirloin, skin alive, slash, smile at, smolder, smother, snicker at, snigger at, spark, steam, steamed, stew, stewed, stifle, stir-fry, suffocate, sweat, swelter, tease, tenderloin, third-degree, toast, toasted, trounce, twit, venison, viande




VB ridicule, deride, mock, taunt, snigger, laugh in one's sleeve, tease, badinage, banter, rally, chaff, joke, twit, quiz, roast, haze, tehee, fleer, show up, play upon, play tricks upon, fool to the top of one's bent, laugh at, grin at, smile at, poke fun at, satirize, parody, caricature, burlesque, travesty, turn into ridicule, make merry with, make fun of, make game of, make a fool of, make an April fool of, rally, scoff, raise a laugh, play the fool, make a fool of oneself.


VB hold in disrespect, misprize, disregard, slight, trifle with, set at naught, pass by, push aside, overlook, turn one's back upon, laugh in one's sleeve, be disrespectful, be discourteous, treat with disrespect, set down, put down, browbeat, dishonor, desecrate, insult, affront, outrage, speak slightingly of, disparage, vilipend, vilify, call names, throw dirt, fling dirt, drag through the mud, point at, indulge in personalities, make mouths, make faces, bite the thumb, take by the beard, pluck by the beard, toss in a blanket, tar and feather, have in derision, hold in derision, deride, scoff, barrack, sneer, laugh at, snigger, ridicule, gibe, mock, jeer, hiss, hoot, taunt, twit, niggle, gleek, gird, flout, fleer, roast, turn into ridicule, burlesque, laugh to scorn, smoke, fool, make game of, make a fool of, make an April fool of, play a practical joke, lead one a dance, run the rig upon, have a fling at, scout, mob.


VB heat, warm, chafe, stive, foment, make hot, sun oneself, sunbathe, go up in flames, burn to the ground (flame), fire, set fire to, set on fire, kindle, enkindle, light, ignite, strike a light, apply the match to, apply the torch to, rekindle, relume, fan the flame, add fuel to the flame, poke the fire, stir the fire, blow the fire, make a bonfire of, melt, thaw, fuse, liquefy, burn, inflame, roast, toast, fry, grill, singe, parch, bake, torrefy, scorch, brand, cauterize, sear, burn in, corrode, char, calcine, incinerate, smelt, scorify, reduce to ashes, burn to a cinder, commit to the flames, consign to the flames, boil, digest, stew, cook, seethe, scald, parboil, simmer, do to rags, take fire, catch fire, blaze.

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